Captain America is the kind of man's man all the other men want to be friends with, to the point that it's almost a little gay.
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he's caught in a BFF triangle!
First, there's his old bestie Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan, above right), who has become the villainous Winter Soldier. Then there's his new bestie Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie, above left), who will become The Falcon.
Question is, which of Cap's pals is worthy of being his true friend?
Actually, no, that's a stupid question.
The real question is, who's coolest?!
The Falcon vs The Winter Soldier
The Falcon: Sam Wilson is a normal guy, but stronger and sexier. A former soldier with plenty of soldierin' skills, he also has an amazing pair of mechanical bird wings that he can use to fly around hither and thither.
The Winter Soldier: Like Captain America, the Winter Soldier is engineered by scientists to be a fighting machine! Unlike Cap, he has a mechanical arm that makes him even stronger and more fearsome-looking.
ROUND ONE: THE FALCON
Mechanical bird wings are hard to beat.
The Falcon: US actor Mackie, 35, is far from a household name, but he has had supporting roles in tons of flicks for the past 10 years, including The Hurt Locker and Pain & Gain. He also played Tupac Shakur in Notorious!
The Winter Soldier: Like Mackie, Romania-born Stan, 30, has spent the last decade in Hollywood's trenches, appearing in goofy flicks like The Covenant and Hot Tub Time Machine. He has also been a regular in TV shows like Gossip Girl and Once Upon A Time.
ROUND TWO: IT'S A DRAW
They're both jobbers, not stars - yet.
The Falcon: Though The Falcon is a cool guy, he spends most of his time in Captain America's shadow. He's basically Cap's sidekick, which isn't the coolest thing to be. On the plus side, he really fills out a T-shirt and we can't say enough about the wings.
The Winter Soldier: Without a doubt, this guy is one of the coolest villains ever. His metal arm looks like it's coated with dragon scales. His long fringe flutters perfectly. He fights like a super ninja. He never talks. His past is shadowy and tragic. He's crazy cool.
ROUND THREE: WINTER SOLDIER
He's the rock star of villainy.
AND THE WINNER IS: IT'S A DRAW!
Both these guys are straight-up wicked. One's got the wings. The other has the hair.
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